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Heroic Valour Wins Listed Slipper Stakes
At Matamata in New Zealand, Coolmore's Gr1-winning son of Danehill Fastnet Rock (Danehill-Piccadilly Circus, by Royal Academy) added a black-type quinella when, in a blanket finish, juvenile colt Heroic Valour (Fastnet Rock-Myrhh, by Nassipour) scored by a narrow margin for trainer Stephen Autridge in the NZ$50,000 Listed Slipper Stakes (1200m) for 2YO colts & geldings, over fellow colts Mongolian Falcon (Fastnet Rock-Amazing Beauty, by Galileo) & Gasoline (Pluck-Miguelito, by Dunhill. A NZ$400,000 purchase by Te Akau Racing from the draft of Curraghmore Stud at the 2015 NZB National Yearling Sale, Heroic Valour, who is still very green and likely to improve with race experience, is now 2 from 2 for NZ$37,500 earnings.